Christian Ethics

What Disaster Tells Us about Community

August 19th, 2011

Disaster Movies Do you remember the last disaster movie you viewed? As buildings tumbled, did society turn into chaos when people looked to self-preservation above societal good? In this typical movie, were stores looted, innocents trampled or shot, and did the government violently seek to regain control? Do you believe these representations to be the […]

A Creative Headline about Search Engine Optimization

June 16th, 2011

In a recent article titled, “’Google Doesn’t Laugh’: Saving Witty Headlines in the Age of SEO”, published in The Atlantic, David Wheeler suggests that headlines involving word play are going the way of the “classified ad.” With Search Engine Optimization (SEO) becoming the critical component to a well-read article on the Internet, web editors feel […]

Changing the World Advent Style

December 21st, 2010

To encourage the philanthropic spirit so readily experienced this time of year, Kelly Greene recently penned an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “How to Change the World … Whatever the Size of Your Wallet.” In this piece, she outlines a variety of programs to which one could volunteer time or donate money. From […]

Pushing: God, Work and the Pursuit of Excellence (Part II)

December 8th, 2010

Let’s look at why I believe that both pushing or fighting to get ahead and striving or pushing in pursuit of excellence may not be wholly accurate depictions of Kingdom values. First, the resource pie is not fixed in its size, shape or allocation. We serve a God of abundance, a God of loaves and […]

Practical Resources for Social Impact Investing

June 28th, 2010

So, how can our investment/savings decisions be a part of how we live out God’s vision for His creation? Allocating even just one percent of our investment/savings “portfolios” can have a huge impact in the world, and expand the reach of business investment for positive impact on communities and human flourishing. (For an in-depth consideration […]